A happy Fourth of July card, 1911 style

Uncle Sam, drums, bugles, a pistol, flags, and lots of fireworks—that’s Independence Day as seen by card manufacturers in 1911.

This card, from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery, was sent from a son in San Francisco to his father, a Mr. Charles Anderson, who lived at 44 West 125th Street. This is 1911, so no ZIP code needed.

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3 Responses to “A happy Fourth of July card, 1911 style”

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  2. marygerdt Says:

    Reblogged this on Journey Through The Universe and commented:
    Have a Great Fourth!

  3. Zoe Says:

    This is great! I love the the inaccurate perspective between the size of Uncle Sam & the little boy.

    Even better than not yet needing a ZIP code & before the more general than ZIP code NYC zones; was when letters/cards/packages got to their specific destination without even a street address.

    Happy 4th of July Ephemeral! *+**•*

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